Welcome to the News Section of Harrogate in Bloom
Here is the latest news from our beautiful, floral town.
Harrogate in Bloom is run by a small team of volunteers and we try to keep this page updated as often as possible.
Butterflies & Blooms at HASAG's AGM
Harrogate & Stonefall Action Group's AGM at Woodlands Methodist Church Hall will commence at 7pm with a talk by Sue Wood, Horticulturalist with North Yorkshire Council, on Butterflies & Blooms. This is a joint meeting with Woodlands Community Garden Group.
Come and share your ideas on improving Hookstone Woods and Panhandle and Stonefall Parks.
Gold Medal for Harrogate BiD
Congratulations to Harrogate Business Improvement District on achieving a fantastic Gold Medal in the BIDs, Town Centres and City Centres category at the RHS Britain in Bloom Awards.
The BiD's wonderful Summer of Celebration displays together with the beautiful hanging baskets and barrier baskets are definitely helping Harrogate to regain its floral crown
Yorkshire in Bloom Success
At the Yorkshire in Bloom Awards event in Tadcaster, Harrogate in Bloom once again received a Gold Award and were awarded the Yorkshire Rose Award for Best City 2023.
Chris Beard and Angela Dicken attended the event on behalf on Harrogate in Bloom. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this another blooming successful year.
The Refuse Collection Team - Winners of the President's Award
Celebrating our 2023 In Bloomers!
The West Park Hotel hosted our 2023 Awards Evening which celebrated the excellent contributions made by local schools, businesses and community groups that keep our floral town looking amazing.
The event was organised in collaboration with Harrogate BiD, who were invited to enter this year's Britain in Bloom competition in the BiD category; Nick Smith, Director of Harrogate Flower Shows, was our compere for the evening and Chris Blundell, owner of The West Park Hotel, presented the Awards.
Floral Summer of Celebration
21 July - 4 August
Harrogate BID is showcasing a fabulous Floral Summer of Celebration across the town centre from 21st July to 4th August working with local florist Helen James Flowers to highlight Harrogate's international links.
It's your neighbourhood
Yorkshire in Bloom judges visited Stonefall Park and Panhandle to assess it in the 'It's Your
Neighbourhood 'category on 18th July. They were accompanied by members of Hookstone & Stonefall Action Group and Shirelle Hawkins From North Yorkshire Council, who have been responsible for the recent improvements and maintenance of the park. The judges are inspecting the Stonefall Park information board which is at the Wetherby road entrance.
In Bloom Judging 2023
Harrogate in Bloom welcomed Yorkshire In Bloom judges on a very wet day on 18th July, but the sun shone when Britain in Bloom visited Harrogate on 26th July to judge Harrogate BiD's entry.
Judging Date for Yorkshire in Bloom announced.
The date has been announced for this year's Yorkshire in Bloom judging in Harrogate. We will welcome the two judges on Tuesday 18th July and show them the floral highlights of our beautiful town.
A Bed for our King
To celebrate the Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort in May 2023 we planted carpet bedding at Montpellier Hill in Harrogate. The plants on display here are specific plants for carpet bedding schemes which are mostly foliage to create the design: Ajuga Braun Herz, Helichrysum White Wonder, Sedum Gold Mound, Sedum Reflexum Gecko, Sedum Reflexum Yellow Cushion, Sedum Spurium Variegatum, Sempervivum Arachnoideum.
Stray Defence Association's Anniversary Phonebox
On 12th May 2023, the 90th anniversary of the formation of the Stray Defence Association, the renovated red telephone box, giving information on the history of Harrogate’s iconic Stray, was officially opened.
Great Work HASAG
Harrogate & Stonefall Action Group has recently been very busy surfacing footpaths through Hookstone Woods with the help of Open Country, Shirelle Hawkins from NYC and lots of local volunteers. Well done everyone!
Judging Date for In Bloom 2023
Harrogate Business Improvement District is aiming to help the town retain its floral crown in this year’s 2023 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals. The date for judging will be Wednesday 26th July. Together with its regular floral offering of colourful barrier baskets, shop doorway planters and hanging baskets, Harrogate BID will wow the judges with a Floral Summer of Celebration, this year focussed on Harrogate's international connections around the world, which was unveiled at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show 20 -23 April.